Japanese State Banquet at Buckingham Palace, 1971

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 Japanese and British Royals interact before a State Banquet held in honour of the Japanese Imperial Couple’s State Visit to the UK on this day in 1971. From L-R; the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duchess of Kent (wearing the Cambridge Sapphire Parure), the Queen Mother (wearing the Greville tiara), the Prince of Wales, Prince Richard of Gloucester, the Princess Royal (wearing the Halo Scroll Tiara), Empress Nagako of Japan (wearing the Meiji Scroll Tiara), Emperor Hirohito of Japan, the Earl of Snowdon, Queen Elisabeth II (wearing the Grand Duchess Vladimir Tiara), Princess Margaret (wearing the Poltimore Tiara), Princess Alice Countess of Athlone (warring her Palmette Tiara), and Princess Alice Duchess of Gloucester (wearing her Honeysuckle Tiara).


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